Update 14 June 2019

East Linton Buses from Monday

Students from today are requested to travel on the following buses:

  • New S2 – 253 Borders bus
  • New S3 – 120 Eves bus
  • New S4 – 253 Borders bus or X7 East Coast bus stop at Belhaven Road
  • New S5 – 253 Borders bus or X7 East Coast bus stop at Belhaven Road
  • New S6 – 253 Borders bus

New S1 Visit

We have had our new S1s visiting the school today. They were welcomed by Mrs Slowther in the Games Hall before splitting into their C classes to meet with their new classmates and some Register and Guidance Teachers.  We look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June when students will experience their new timetable.  Students to arrive for 8.25am for registration in the Assembly Hall on Monday.  Students will be dismissed at 3.25pm.

Information from the p7 information evening here can be downloaded here:

Important Information For p7 (new S1) Parents/Carers

Due to a technical issue, students were unable to top up their smartcards today. All p7 smartcards have been collected in and will be activated today, so students will be returning home with the money they brought in to school. The smartcards will be re-issued to students on Monday morning.  During period 1 class on Monday, students will be able to top up their cards so need to bring the cash back into school with them.

Transport services have said that p7 students can travel on buses on Monday without their cards.

As a reminder, East Linton P7 students should travel on the 120 Eves Service.  Mr Maxton will be at the East Linton Bus Stop on Monday morning to ensure students are getting on the correct bus.

Congratulations to our new Head Girl and Head Boy!

Well done to Georgie Cross and Thomas Leitch who were appointed Head Girl and Head Boy for the session 2019 to 2020.

It was a very thorough and intense process with a hustings, a group task, student and teacher vote and an interview.

Thanks to Hannah Dickson, Ben James Dorin, Mrs Slowther, Mr Offer and Mrs Hamilton for helping with the interview process.

Every single candidate impressed with their attitude and commitment to the school and made us incredibly proud of them.

Unsuccessful candidates are automatically entitled to go through to the Depute selection stage.

Well done to all concerned.

House Prize 2018-2019

Congratulations to Castle who edged ahead from their nearest rival at the last moment. As a prize, all staff and students from Castle will have the opportunity of attending Jump In in Musselburgh on Monday 24 June. Letters were given to students today: Letter

S2 Reports

Full reports for old S2 (new S3) students will be distributed on Monday 17 June. Please contact the Guidance Department if you wish to discuss any issues.

S2 Activities Week – Parent and Carer Perspective

Each year we feel it is important to evaluate the  S2 Activities Week experience with a view to potentially alter or amend future programmes. Therefore your feedback and comments are extremely valuable.

The following questionnaire is designed to gather feedback from Parents and Carers. We will be seeking student opinions separately.  They should not take more than a few minutes to complete: 

Alton Towers Trip

S4-6 Business Management and Travel and Tourism students should have received a letter this week about the Alton Towers trip on 10 October. Any student who wishes to attend should return their PC1 form, along with a deposit of £25, by Monday 24 June. Alton Towers Letter

School Uniform

We are aware that over the summer break many families may be purchasing new uniform. With that in mind, we would like to take the opportunity to remind all students of the uniform policy: School Uniform Description 19-20

We would like to highlight that all footwear, including trainers, should be completely black.

Please follow this link to order new uniform: https://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/schools/dunbar-grammar-school.html

Lost Property

Our lost property will be recycled at the end of June. If you would like to check for lost items, please arrange through the school office before Friday 21 June.

Other News/Information

  • HPV boys Letter
  • UCAT – students must register and book their test now if they are wanting to apply to member universities for entry in 2020: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/ucat/
  • Dunbar RFC are running Tartan Touch on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Hallhill this is for those that have played, still play or never played rugby. It’s great fun so come along and give it a TRY!

Dates for Your Diary

P7 Transition Fri 14 – Tues 18 June
S6 Prom Fri 14 June
Sports’ Awards Tues 18 June
DofE Bronze 2 Thurs 20 – Fri 21 June
Morocco Expedition 21 June – 6 July
Warhammer Trip Mon 24 – Tues 25 June
House Trip Mon 24 June
Break for summer Fri 28 June

SchoolPay

Schoolpay is an easy and convenient way of paying for school meals

Musical Instrument/Equipment Donation

The music department is looking for donations of unused/unwanted/unloved/broken musical equipment. Things such as guitars, keyboards, drums, amps, speakers, microphones, headphones, regardless of the shape they are in, will be gladly accepted. They will be put to good use as part of our music and music technology courses. So, if you have anything lying around that you think may be of use, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the music department.  Thank you.

Maths Textbooks

If you still have a National 5 or Higher Maths textbook, please can you bring it back to your teacher as soon as possible.